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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 07:59 AM

A gas line in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the days following Sandy (Warm Sleepy/flickr)

TOP STORIES ON TN:

Free Ride: New York's MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy Anniversary (link)

De Blasio Wants to Revisit Green Cabs — But Why? (link)

MONDAY LINKS:

New York is creating a gasoline reserve to prevent shortages during disasters like Sandy. (New York Times)

A massive storm in the U.K. has knocked out train service and closed roads. (Guardian)

The taxi industry has given NY mayoral front runner Bill de Blasio $350,000. (Newsday)

Portland's transit system is testing devices aimed to warn distracted pedestrians that a bus is approaching. (Transit Wire)

Chicago's transit fare payment system has some software glitches. "Some Ventra customers say ...they've been double-, triple- or even quadruple-charged." (Chicago Tribune)

More good press for Tesla. "Stock in the Palo Alto, Calif.-based automaker is up about 400 percent since January, and with a market capitalization of more than $20 billion, the company is worth 42 percent of General Motors Co.’s value." (Detroit News)

Experts say: London Mayor Boris Johnson hasn't done enough to devise a strategy for dealing with overcrowding on London buses. Ridership on buses is set to increase by 167 million journeys a year by 2022. (Bloomberg)

Sri Lanka opened a $292 million Chinese-funded airport highway on Sunday. (Reuters)

Six reasons the Concorde should come back. Oh wait -- there appears to be only five. (Marketplace)

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